Data + Design Project

Pixelated People in the Real World: A Series on Fuzzy Self-Representation in the Digital Era

Tuesday 10.22.2013 , Posted by

Johan Rosenmunthe Off II Pixelated People 1

With modern interactive tools like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even online dating, our concept of what constitutes reality is increasingly plastic, especially when it comes to individuals. People put up representations of themselves that often have little to do with their actually personality, or at best equal some idealized notion of what they want us to see. Meanwhile, others are voyeuristically absorbing these offerings at ever increasing rates. It’s all leading to a very fuzzy image of who we are as individuals. Copenhagen-based artist Johan Rosenmunthe has been exploring these themes of the modern era in his series two part series Off, creating photographically sharp environments filled with individuals blurred out in pixelated 8-bit form. As he puts it: “Never have we had access to so much information about each other, and never has the information been so unreliable.” [Read more...]

Share:

Book Covers With One Letter Missing

Monday 07.08.2013 , Posted by

Books Covers with One Letter Missing 5

After a bit of a hiatus, #bookswithalettermissing started trending again on Twitter. Here, book lovers celebrated their favorite literary works by remixing/erasing part of the title and following the hashtags’ self-explanatory instructions: get rid of just one letter. Before long Twitter was awash with ‘new’ books to be enjoyed all ever again: The Da Vinci Cod and Jurassic Ark, were notable examples. [Read more...]

Share:

Heartbreaking First World Problems from Twitter

Thursday 05.09.2013 , Posted by

First World Problem Tweets 4

“The barista put 3 pumps of caramel in my macchiato today. I clearly said 2!” Life is tough for “first-worlders” sometimes, so what’s the best way to vent these struggles? Twitter of course! What better way to broadcast frustration about “serious problems” than to you 1,500 close friends around the web. This hilarious collection of tweets pokes fun at this all too common trend, juxtaposing stock images of despondent first world people dwelling on the sad trivialities of their lives. [Read more...]

Share:
Advertisement

Tweet Tweet! Art Inspired by the Twitter Bird

Wednesday 04.24.2013 , Posted by

AnhPho

Whether you’re among the 140 million avid tweeters, one of the 200 million people with Twitter accounts who hasn’t sent out a single tweet, or one of those without an account, you probably understand that this bird will not be flying South anytime soon. Since its launch in July 2006, Twitter has grown exponentially- at first it took nearly 3 years to reach the billionth tweet, and now that amount is exceeded every 2-3 days. Over one million accounts are added to Twitter every day, so it’s safe to say the Twitter bird is in fact the word. The Twitter bird has become so deeply embedded into pop culture that many artists have chosen to use it as their muse for paintings and illustrations. Here are some of the finest examples; click on the links to see more from each artist! [Read more...]

Share:

Tracking the worlds Twitter users in Real Time

Friday 02.15.2013 , Posted by

Tweetping1

French web designer Franck Ernewein has created Tweetping, a unique visualization of tweets posted from all around the world in real time. As tweets happen, Tweetping identifies them with a small flash of light on a map of the Earth. It also provides the viewer with information of what is happening on Twitter in real time, such as the last hashtag used on each continent. [Read more...]

Share:
Advertisement

Crazy About Wine on Vine

Monday 01.28.2013 , Posted by

With Twitter’s newest app Vine, rather than seeing an Instagram snapshot of everything your friends eat or drink, you can watch a looping six second video of it! To keep up with the world’s declining attention spans, users must select just 6 seconds of footage to capture a moment. Surprisingly the videos can be very entertaining, especially since you can watch them as they are posted, in real-time, on vinepeek.com. It’s as if people around the world have their own 6 second reality show and you can choose which ones to tune into on Twitter. [Read more...]

Share:

Visualizing Some of the Funniest Tweets

Monday 01.28.2013 , Posted by

1

We’ve all read tweets that make us chuckle out loud- sometimes at an inappropriate time, but there’s something even funnier about visualizing these scenarios. Twaggies is like a museum for hilarious tweets so that they can reach those who may not have seen them in their Twittersphere. Using crowdsourcing, the team at Twaggies find the funniest tweets and transform them into uproarious comics. Email info@twaggies.com if you or someone you follow on Twitter has said something that would be perfect in cartoon form. [Read more...]

Share:

Are You Suffering from Unhealthy Social Media Use?

Monday 11.12.2012 , Posted by

The Internet has become the building block of information creation and storage in the modern age. It’s a place where we can create websites, publications, blogs, and micro-blogs; then transfer that knowledge to people across the globe. Social media has become one of the greatest harnessers of this technology — a vehicle that comes in many different makes and models – and provides us with a multitude of stellar platforms in which to engage and share this content. With all of this social media bliss distracting us, sickness has also come knocking on our doors.  [Read more...]

Share:
Advertisement

Technofaces: Portraits of Technology’s Most Famous

Saturday 11.03.2012 , Posted by

In this technological age, the logos for the top internet and social media sites have become as recognizable as the McDonald’s golden arches. Graphic Designer Alejo Malia has created a line of illustrations that feature each of technology’s big boys in a caricature of their product. Which one is your favorite? Check out more of Malia’s designs on his website. [Read more...]

Share:

What Works in the Social Marketing Universe?

Wednesday 08.29.2012 , Posted by

Whether you’re a business marketer, blogger, or artist looking to promote their work; learning how to utilize all the different tools and social media channels available will help you to survive in the vast, deep recesses of internet space. People who understand the importance of adding social elements to their marketing campaigns are the ones you constantly see popping up in your different social network feeds. By adding social elements, you’re not just helping customers encounter your content, but encouraging them to interact with your brand. This peer-to-peer word of mouth messaging is highly trusted and effective when it comes to amplifying the impact of a campaign. [Read more...]

Share:
Page 1 of 3123